Jolliffe’s store, Cowes, Isle of Wight


SZ4995NE 3/1017 Jolliffe’s
Purpose built shoe shop. Built c1917 in Art Nouveau mode following destruction
of previous premises by fire. Built of brick but front elevation covered with glazed tiles of 4 different shades of green and with large glazed and stained glass windows. 3 storeys, 11 windows. Parapet with cement coping and three panels. 2nd floor has large 6 pane casement window spanning almost the whole width with leaded lights and stained glass swags and floral decorations. 2 central panes open. Wide toplight has lettering “JOLLIFFE”. 3 glazed tiled panels between 2nd and 1st floors. 1st floor has 6 pane casement with round-headed arch with spandrels having stained glass floral motifs. 2 central panes open and have toplight with floral stained glass motif. Ground floor has angled stained glass fascia with the words “JOLLIFFE EST.D. 1853” full width top light
with leaded light and the initial J in floral stained glass surround and original curved shopfront with wooden pilasters. Stained glass panels to interior and contemporary staircase reported.